Co-investigator (WP1; WP3)
Dr. Goerlandt is an assistant professor in the Industrial Engineering Department at Dalhousie University. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Risk Management and Response Optimization for Marine Industries, through which he develops frameworks, models, and case studies for enhancing safety and minimizing environmental impacts of maritime activities. Before joining Dalhousie University, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Marine Technology unit in Aalto University, Finland. He has worked extensively with maritime authorities, industry, and international organizations, mostly in the Baltic Sea area. Topics included shipping safety management, oil spill preparedness and response risk analysis and management, maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) analysis and modeling, and ship routing in ice. His expertise in risk and safety concepts, theories, and methods, combined with his experience with the maritime industry and policy context is instrumental in achieving the objectives of Work Package 1 “Improving safety and environmental footprints of marine vehicles by design and operation” (WP1). In addition to the above, his knowledge of engineering modeling is also central in achieving the objectives of Work Package 3 “Search and Rescue in remote regions” (WP3).